There's Nothing Out There! (1991) - Blu-ray

“Is this the camp by the lake?” “No.  This is the house by the pond.” Hilarious.  Kids born to be murder victims.  That’s merely one of the great lines in the super-soaked B-movie classic from 1991, right before the decade started to drown itself in plaid and combat boots.  Shot to be fun and ...

It (2017) - Movie ReviewDirector Andrew Muschietti and screenwriters Chase Palmer and Cary Fukunaga do something very interesting with their big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s hugely popular novel It. They take the thrills and chills of horror and, rather than use them as a cheap means ...

The Possession of Hannah GraceThe unnatural body contortions and bed thumpings happen early in The Possession of Hannah Grace.  What we have come to expect from these movies of possession is shoved right in our faces before we are even ready for our popcorn ...

The Breakfast Club - Blu-ray Review

“The next time I have to come in here I’m cracking skulls.” The Breakfast Club, in which the late great writer/director John Hughes gives voice to the voiceless, has finally been officially considered a masterpiece.  With this release, all the critical-minded Neo maxi  ...

Battle for the Lost Planet - Blu-rayHarry Trent (Matt Mitler) is us all.  Wisecracking, full of piss and vinegar, and one hell of a pilot, his roundabout with fate occurs happens on the day the Earth is destroyed.  You see, Trent has just stolen a space shuttle and, high above the earth, he watches as hairy ...

Tulip Fever (2017) - Blur-ay ReviewPeriod pieces such as these can have a hard time in the modern cinematic landscape, so one must come loaded for bear to make a mark. What tends to resonate with modern audiences, apart from the usual commercially considered trappings Hollywood always considers ...

Used Cars (1980) - Blu-rayI hate buying cars.  I hate the hassle and I hate dealing with the annoying sales people.  But I know lots of other people love the art of the deal.  And that’s where Used Cars, a film executive produced by Steven Spielberg and John Milius, comes into play.  It is sort of a bridge  ...

logan lucky posterHeist films are well trodden genre this century, with many a bankable name and director taking various stabs at them with varying degrees of success. The ones that have stood out in the past couple of decades seem to possess a couple of key ingredients: relatable or interesting ...

Between Worlds (2018) - Blu-ray Review

He's the leader of the pack! Stop me if you have heard this one before: the critical reaction to the latest Nicolas Cage movie just leveled Hiroshima.  Yup.  Yup. Yup.  All true, mofos.  Well, here’s another one that fits that description . . . except that, once again, the critics are ...

kingsman: The Golden Circle - Movie ReviewDirector Matthew Vaughn likes to get people talking.  Recall, if you will, Kick-Ass and the choice vocabulary uttered by Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl.  It’s his thing, you know.  Well, audiences are going to be talking about the hot bedroom action in his new film for months.  It’s a great ...

Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1971) - Blu-rayOl’ Jimmie needs a drink at the Huddle II.  That’s how Invasion of the Blood Farmers begins.  The film, a true trashterpiece of schlock SINema is wildly absurd, sick-minded, and loopy as hell.  It is also a ripe find thanks to Severin’s blu-ray release of this grindhouse classic ...

Misery Collector's Edition - blu-ray2017 has been something of a marquee year for Stephen King cinematic adaptations, with TV scoring big on Gerald’s Game, 1922, and Mr. Mercedes, and It breaking records on the big screen. (Note: The Dark Tower was a big stumble.) So although this year is a few shy of Misery’s 30th anniversary ...

Beast of the Yellow Night - Blu-rayBeneath a full moon, one man walks alone.  There is a pain in his side; something within him that is awakened whenever he is sexually aroused.  He, after making a deal with the devil, knows exactly what it means and face it alone he must . . . or at least he needs to be  ...

Dunkirk - Movie ReviewBritish Prime Minister Winston Churchill, during a speech to the House of Commons in June of 1940 in the opening months of World War II, famously said, “Our policy is to wage war, by sea, land, and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us.” ...

The Mole People (1954) - Blu-rayFirst, there was It Came From Outer Space and then there was The Creature from the Black Lagoon.  Both of those films – and the success they shared – led to Universal’s B-movie dominance in the 1950s and, no matter how minor of it a flick it was, we have a curio ...

Wind River - Movie ReviewScreenwriter Taylor Sheridan concludes his American frontier trilogy with Wind River, a suspenseful murder mystery set in the snow-covered barrens of Wyoming. Sheridan burst on the scene with his blistering essay on the epidemic of violence along the Texas/Mexico border with ...

Cry Baby (1990) - Blu-ray ReviewA single tear is all it takes for this dude to land all the ladies.  His name is Cry-Baby and this is his story . . . with guitars! The motorcycles!  The music!  The Squares!  The Drapes! And all the raging hormones!  It’s 1954 again in Roger Waters’ classic teenage musical, Cry-Baby.  It has been ...

Atomic Bonde - Movie ReviewYou can keep your Kate Beckinsale.  Move over Milla!  It’s official.  Charlize Theron is the Wonder Woman we need.  With Atomic Blonde, Theron becomes THE female action star by which all others should be measured against.  The character she plays, Agent Lorraine Broughton of  ...

Overlord - blu-rayIf you thought that the opening battle in Saving Private Ryan was intense, you haven’t seen anything yet.  Overlord takes that PTSD-causing opening to task with a sequence in the skies above Germany as American paratroopers are absolutely gutted right before our  ...

The Philadelphia Story: The Criterion Collection (1940) - Blu-rayHi-Ho Silver!

There aren’t many films as flawless in tone, performance, and spirit as The Philadelphia Story.  From beginning to end, director George Cukor’s film is perfectly balanced with charm and wit and, of course ...

Doctor Who: Resolution - blu-ray

Exterminate! Exterminate!  Exterminaaaaaaate!  Guess who is back?!?!?! The Eleventh Season of the rebooted Doctor Who has had its fair share of criticisms, beginning with the fact that the beloved Doctor has regenerated into a female.  Truthfully, actress  Jodie Whittaker is ...

Spider-man: Homecoming - Movie Review“Face it, Tiger.  You just hit the jackpot.”  It’s the line Mary Jane says to Peter Parker when, in the comic book, he first sets eyes on her.  It’s sort of how I feel after watching this movie.  We. Just. Hit. The. Jackpot. om Holland is the full package.  He is both Peter Parker and Spider-Man ...

Barb Wire (1996) blu-rayThe opening moments of Barb Wire, a critically panned film that is based on the Dark Horse comic book series, is thankfully filled with a whole lot of Pamela Anderson.  She is on stage, dancing, and being sprayed with champagne from a hose.  The scene, especially Anderson in ...

Annabelle: Creation - Movie ReviewThe pigtails.  The big, buggy eyes.  That wretched smile.  That damn doll is back.  And she’s ready for her turn to guide you through a funhouse of holy hell. Annabelle sits in the gathering darkness of a closed closet.  A little girl stands on the other side of the door ...

Revenge of the Spacemen - Blu-rayUsing oversized Invasion of the Saucer Men Halloween masks and silver sweat suits for the look of its alien invaders, Revenge of the Spacemen is a cheaply-made homage to 1950s rock and schlock that plays for solely laughs.  The film is cheesy, occasionally funny, and  ...

War for the Planet of the Apes - Movie ReviewHello, Oscars!  Allow me to introduce you to your first 2017 contender for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor at the next Academy Awards.   War for the Planet of the Apes is THAT good ...

The Return of the Vampire - Blu-rayThe Return of the Vampire, now on blu-ray thanks to Shout! Factory, is the film with which Columbia Pictures flies the B-movie, with director Lew Landers (The Raven) at the helm, to new heights courtesy of the German Luftwaffe aircraft in this unofficial (but, probably, yes) sequel ...

Wilson (2017) - DVDThis is the story of a man who says just about everything that comes into his head. Wilson is a brutally honest middle-aged misanthrope (Woody Harrelson) who longs for a family, after friends move away and his father’s death leaves him all alone. Luckily it turns out he  ...

Judgment Night (1993)This is why, no matter how bad the traffic jam is, you STAY THE COURSE.  You want to get to the boxing match?  Keep your ass in line.  One wrong turn later and your entire life could be rendered null and void thanks to a dangerous neighborhood and a stray bullet. ...

Baby Driver - Movie ReviewNever before have the loves of speed and killer tunes come together so magically as they do in filmmaker Edgar Wright’s latest, a genre-crossing masterpiece with music on the brain and burnt rubber in its soul. It’s called Baby Driver and it’s a mob movie. It’s also a heist movie ...

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